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Michael Waltrip
Michael Waltrip S19
Celebrity Profile
Birth Date 30 April 1963 (1963-04-30) (age 61)
Hometown Owensboro, Kentucky
Known For Auto Racing Champion

Dancing with the Stars 19

Partner(s) Emma Slater
Witney Carson (Week 5)
Placement 7/13
Highest Score 30 (Argentine Tango)
Lowest Score 20 (Disco & Jive)
Average Score 25.9

Michael Curtis Waltrip is one of the celebrities from Season 19 of Dancing with the Stars.


Retrieved from abc.com
Michael Waltrip is a winning professional racecar driver, founder and co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, a widely recognized network racing commentator, and author of a best-selling biography. Waltrip is a two-time winner of NASCAR's crown jewel event, the Daytona 500, and is one of only two drivers in history to hold victories in NASCAR's three top tier divisions over four consecutive decades. Waltrip still competes on a limited basis, posting two top 10 finishes in just four events in 2013. In recent years, Waltrip has driven in international events, competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 24 Hours of Daytona, as well as events in Spa, Belgium, Sebring and Dubai.

The Kentucky native founded Michael Waltrip Racing and his organization brought Toyota Motor Corporation into NASCAR Sprint Cup racing in 2007, where his teams have won seven times and finished runner-up in the championship standings in 2012. As an expert commentator on Fox Sports 1 for the Camping World Truck series and an analyst for NASCAR on FOX during NASCAR Sprint Cup races, Waltrip has established himself as one of the industry's most respected voices and biggest personalities.

In 2011, Michael published his best-selling book, In the Blink of an Eye, celebrating the tenth anniversary of his historic 2001 Daytona 500 victory on the same day his mentor, boss, friend and owner, Dale Earnhardt, perished on the final lap. His story spent eleven weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list.

Away from the track, Waltrip has competed in four marathons, including the Boston Marathon and his own marathon event, which raised more than a million dollars for charity. His humorous demeanor launched a multi-stop Comedy Tour in 2010.

Dancing with the Stars 19[]

He was partnered with Emma Slater. They placed 7th.


Week # Dance/Song Judges' Scores Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Born to Be Wild" 7 6 6 6 Safe
2 Samba / "Girls in Bikinis" 6 6 6 6 Last to be called safe
3 Waltz / "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" 7 71 7 7 Safe
4 Quickstep / "Givin' It Up for Your Love" 6 72 6 6 Last to be called safe
53 Disco / "Car Wash" 5 54 5 5 No elimination
6 Argentine Tango / "Give Me Everything" 8 75 8 7 Safe
7 Jive / "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"
Team Freestyle / "Black Widow"
8 Foxtrot / "You'll Be in My Heart"
Rumba Dance-Off / "I'm Not the Only One"

1 Score given by guest judge Kevin Hart in place of Goodman.
2 The American public scored the dance in place of Goodman with the averaged score being counted alongside the three other judges.
3 This week only, for "Partner Switch-Up" week, Waltrip performed with Witney Carson instead of Slater. Slater performed with Tommy Chong.
4 Score given by guest judge Jessie J in place of Goodman.
5 Score given by guest judge Pitbull in place of Goodman.